Nigerian Soldiers Saturday [Apr 30] morning shot and killed a pregnant woman at Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area in Delta State, Per Second News gathered.
The incident happened at a military checkpoint on Jakpa Junction, causing an irate mob to set a military vehicle ablaze. Residents say the soldiers fled the scene soon after they observed that the woman, who initially slumped, had died.
According to eye witness account the soldiers stopped the woman and the tricycle rider conveying her at the checkpoint for purportedly violating the no movement order during today’s Environmental Sanitation in the state. The woman pleaded with the soldiers that she was rushing to attend a marriage ceremony, but when the soldiers refused all entreaties, the tricycle rider riskily escaped.
His bold getaway incensed one of the soldiers, who visited his anger on the woman by wrathfully hitting her stomach with the bayonet of his gun, ripping her stomach in the process. She slumped immediately and died on the spot.